As we enter October, the movements of the planets continue to influence and guide us. Many planets are about to change positions or are currently moving backward, suggesting a time for both deep thinking and taking action. With Mercury and Venus about to shift, and several other planets in their backward motion, it feels like a balance between looking back and moving forward. Here’s some advice for each zodiac sign on how to use this energy effectively:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Chiron is moving backward in your sign, making this a time for healing and self-reflection. It’s a good time to think about what you’ve learned from recent talks or group meetings. It might be a good idea to start a project in your community. This can help you and others feel better by working together. It’s a time to help yourself and also make places where others can feel better too. If you go along with this energy, you may feel more connected to yourself and the people around you.
Goal for today: Lead a community service project.
Suggested reading: “9 small changes to break free from your monotonous 9-to-5 routine” to inject variety and excitement into a routine that might feel stagnant.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
With Jupiter and Uranus moving backward in your sign, there’s a mix of excitement and change in the air. These planets push you to think differently and try new things, but they also remind you to stay realistic. Dream big, but also think about how you can make those dreams come true in real life. This might be a great time to start a project that combines your big ideas with practical plans. When you balance dreaming with doing, you can achieve great things. Use this time to make your ideas come to life in a way that’s both inspiring and doable.
Goal for today: Create a prototype or blueprint of an innovative idea.
Suggested reading: “If you really want a successful life, start doing these 10 things every day” to cultivate a positive mindset.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Mercury, which guides your sign, is finishing up its time in detail-oriented Virgo. This means you’ve probably been thinking more deeply and noticing the small things. It’s been a good time for sorting out and organizing parts of your life. With changes in the planets coming, it’s a great moment to finish up any unfinished work or projects. Once you do, you’ll be all set for the creativity and fresh ideas that will come when Mercury moves into Libra. This new phase will give you a chance to think differently and maybe even work well with others. So, tidy up what you’ve been working on, get ready for some new inspiration, and move smoothly from one task to the next.
Goal for today: Finalize a project and prepare a space for a new creative endeavor.
Suggested reading: “How to be a deep thinker: 7 tips to use your brain more” to expand your critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and overall cognitive capacity.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Neptune is in retrograde, making your intuition even stronger than usual. This time is urging you to pay more attention to your inner feelings and thoughts. Setting up a regular meditation routine can help you connect more deeply with your inner self and make sense of these strong feelings. Taking some time, whether it’s a quick moment every morning or a longer session at night, can help you better understand and trust your instincts. Now, when you have decisions to make, listen to your gut feeling alongside your logical thoughts. This period is all about trusting yourself more and following your inner guidance.
Goal for today: Dedicate 20 minutes to meditation or intuitive reflection.
Suggested reading: “If you recognize these 10 feelings, you’re secretly unhappy with your life” to reflect on your emotions and consider making positive changes to address the sources of unhappiness or discontent.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Venus, the planet of love, is soon leaving your sign. This is a great time to really tap into the loving energy it brings. It’s encouraging you to show and tell people how much you care about them. Right now, there’s a special energy for building closer relationships. Make it a point to spend good times with friends and family, whether it’s a relaxed night in, a fun day out, or just chatting over coffee. These times, big or small, can turn into memories you’ll always remember. Let Venus help you really feel and show your emotions. Enjoy and value these moments, Leo, as they remind you of the love in your life.
Goal for today: Create a digital or physical scrapbook of recent moments.
Suggested reading: “How to show compassion in a relationship” to improve your relationships.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
The planets are moving, bringing a time of balance for you. As Mercury, your main planet, changes and Venus gets closer, it’s a time to think and feel, to act and relax. It’s important now to look back at what you’ve learned recently. Spend some time thinking about these lessons and see how you can fit them into your daily life. Maybe you can change some habits or tweak your routines. Venus’ influence suggests adding some beauty or kindness into your actions. By doing this, you’re making your life more in tune with who you really are, inside and out. Use this balanced time, Virgo, to help you feel more complete and happy.
Goal for today: List recent lessons learned and integrate one into your day.
Suggested reading: “9 things successful people never do in their daily routine” to make positive changes in your daily routine.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Right now, Mars, a strong planet, is in your sign, giving you extra confidence and drive. This means it’s a great time for you to speak up and share your ideas or lead in group projects. Additionally, Mercury, known for helping with communication, will soon be in your sign too. This will make it even easier for you to express yourself and be understood by others. So, whether it’s chatting, debating, or simply sharing, this is your time to shine. Make sure to take advantage of these special moments the stars are offering you.
Goal for today: Spearhead a group project or discussion.
Suggested reading: “12 signs your self-confidence is actually growing stronger” to gain a better understanding of your own progress and take steps to continue building your self-confidence.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Soon, the planet Mars will move into your sign. This means you’ll soon feel a strong boost in your energy and drive. Think about this ahead of time, so you’re ready to make the most of it. Maybe there are projects you’ve been putting off or personal goals you’ve been hesitant about. As Mars gets closer, it’s like getting a big push from the universe. This might be the perfect time to act on those ideas or plans. So, take a moment, think about what you want to achieve, and get ready to use this energy in the best possible way. Remember, it’s all about planning and then taking action.
Goal for today: Outline a personal or professional project you will undertake when Mars enters Scorpio.
Suggested reading: “How to set goals and achieve them: 7 things successful people do” to define clear and attainable goals, create action plans, stay motivated, and overcome obstacles.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
With Jupiter, your main planet, taking a step back in Taurus, it’s suggesting you look closer to home for new experiences. Instead of aiming for distant places, think about local spots you haven’t explored yet. Now’s a good time to consider short trips or visits to nearby places, maybe ones you’ve overlooked before. You’d be surprised at what’s just around the corner – it could be a cozy café, a place with historical significance, or a natural hideaway. This phase is all about realizing that you don’t always need to go far to find something special. Take this time to appreciate and explore what’s nearby. After all, often, the best memories come from places we least expect.
Goal for today: Visit a local museum, historical site, or nature spot.
Suggested reading: “People who value time over money inevitably experience these 9 things in life” to broaden your understanding of the world.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
With Pluto going retrograde in your sign, it’s a time for deep self-reflection. Instead of looking outward, focus on understanding yourself better. Consider starting a diary to jot down your feelings and thoughts. Journaling can help clear your mind and provide insights into things you might have missed. Apart from writing, try meditation or taking quiet walks alone. These activities will help you connect more with yourself. Use this time to get to know your innermost desires and fears. By focusing inward, you may find the answers you’ve been searching for.
Goal for today: Write a letter to your future self.
Suggested reading: “12 things people with a growth mindset never do” to adopt a more open, resilient, and proactive approach to learning and self-improvement.
Aquarius (January 20– February 18)
Saturn, known for discipline, is currently in retrograde in Pisces, which affects you directly. This means it’s time for you to think about how to make your dreams more realistic. Dreams are great, but they’re better when they can be achieved in real life. Now’s the time to think deeply about practical steps to reach your goals. Consider brainstorming ideas or talking to friends for advice. It might also help to visualize how these dreams could play out. Making a plan, setting clear steps, and keeping track of your progress will be key. It’s all about combining your big ideas with practical actions. The universe is on your side; just focus and work towards it.
Goal for today: Draft a business plan or roadmap for a dream.
Suggested reading: “Feeling lost? 5 signs you’re closer to your life goals than you think” to remind yourself that progress can be subtle, and challenges along the way do not necessarily mean you’re off track.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Right now, the movements of Neptune, your main planet, and Saturn are influencing you. Neptune pushes you to dream, while Saturn reminds you to be realistic. Together, they give you a chance to both dream big and find ways to make those dreams real. Think of a project you’re passionate about. Let your imagination run free and really picture what you want. Then, with Saturn’s guidance, make a solid plan. Break it down into steps, figure out what you need, and set some goals. This time is about combining dreams with action. Use it to make something special happen.
Goal for today: Paint, write, or craft while also outlining your next steps.
Suggested reading: “10 habits of people who always follow their dreams” to pursue your own aspirations and work toward your goals with determination and focus.